Mistress Pat: A Novel of Silver Bush

Mistress Pat: A Novel of Silver Bush is L.M. Montgomery’s twenty-first book, first published in September 1935 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). First introduced in Pat of Silver Bush (1933) and now in her twenties, Patricia Gardiner enjoys being “mistress“ of Silver Bush but is just as reluctant to face changes in the life of her family as she ever was. The book was preceded by Courageous Women (1934) and followed by an unexpected return to the Anne books, Anne of Windy Poplars (1936).


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Reviews of Mistress Pat

Hartford (CT) Courant, 1 September 1935, D6.

New York Herald Tribune Books, 8 September 1935, Section 7, 15.

Journal-Tribune (Williamsburg, IA), 16 September 1935, 3.

Springfield (MA) Republican, 22 September 1935, 7E (“L.M. Montgomery’s Romance of a Girl and House”).

Washington Post, 24 November 1935, B10.

Evening Independent (Massillon, OH), 28 September 1935, 8.

Globe (Toronto), 28 September 1935, 6 (F.M.N, “Pat, Charming Elf of Silver Bush, Becomes Despair of Matchmakers”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 437. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 330.

Quill and Quire (Toronto), October 1935, 27. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 330–31 (as “[A Good Book]”).

Saturday Night (Toronto), 12 October 1935, 8–9 (T.G. Marquis, “Canadian Books”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 331–32 (excerpted as “[Handicapped by Previous Creations]”).

Guardian (Charlottetown), 19 October 1935, 8 (F.R.H.). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 332 (as “[A Trifle Overdressed]”).

Toronto Daily Star, 2 November 1935, 3 (“Charming P.E.I. Story”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 333.

Unidentified clipping, [ca. 1935] (G.K.). Scrapbook of Reviews, 437.

Unidentified clipping, [ca. 1935] (John McNab). Scrapbook of Reviews, 471.

Auckland Star (New Zealand), 8 February 1936, 2.

University of Toronto Quarterly 5, no. 3 (April 1936): 368–88 (E.K. Broadus). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 333 (excerpted as “[Readable and Entertaining Up to a Point]”).